LONDON, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBC is one of the most prestigious global tradeshows in the world, attracting the leading brands, finest minds and wisest investors. With 1,300+ key international suppliers from over 140 countries, thirteen packed halls of hi-tech products and services, certified training, a world class conference and prestigious awards ceremony, IBC connects people at the highest level.
Registration for the event opens on 19 April 2011 and to enable visitors to make the most of their involvement, IBC offers early-bird registration, allowing free access to all the attractions taking place throughout the exhibition halls and large discounts on a wide variety of conference passes.
The IBC Conference attracts the most significant speakers from across the industry, giving attendees the opportunity to engage and debate with some of the most innovative thinkers from the leading companies in the world. Split into three carefully selected streams -- Technology Advancements, Content Creation and Innovation, The Business of Broadcasting -- the conference ensures that all the themes relevant to the future of the industry are represented. Sessions are a mixture of panel discussions, tutorials, papers, masterclasses and case studies. If you book early IBC offers substantial savings on a range of conference passes to enable attendees to assemble a flexible, tailored programme focusing on practical skills or strategic discussions.
Hot topics for the conference change year by year, reflecting the evolution and direction of the industry, technology and business models that underpin it. Providing in-depth coverage of subjects that really matter to the industry today, the spotlight for 2011 falls on Connected TV & Devices, 3D, Sports, Advertising and Next Generation Workflows.
IBC2011 offers a uniquely holistic experience which includes the Production Village: where attendees can get to grips with production issues and get up close and personal with the latest in camera technology; IBC Big Screen Movies and D-cinema: showing the latest advances in cinema technology with state-of-the-art facilities encompassing 2k, 4k and stereoscopic 3D digital projection, and audio presented in 5.1 surround sound; IBC Awards Ceremony: a unique opportunity to recognise those who have made a real contribution to the industry and whose careers have had a positive impact on its future direction; and the IBC Connected World: bringing together under one roof the companies, technologies and leaders shaping the business of 'content everywhere' through IP, broadband and mobile distribution. The IBC Certified Training Programme in association with Future Media Concepts, will offer post production professionals a unique series of paid for training opportunities from Apple, Adobe and Avid.
IBC2011 has expanded further still, establishing the Future Zone, where visitors can experience technologies that are still on the horizon. Featuring R&D from around the world it will include the latest in Super Hi-Vision from NHK and encompass the New Technology Campus showing the best new ideas, concepts and prototypes.
IBC is also launching a new event -- The IBC2011 Leader's Summit. Supported by Deloitte and the City of Amsterdam, this elite event for Europe's key international leaders will take place on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 September. The carefully selected programme focused around 'Leadership in a Digital Age' will be led by some of the most inspirational and influential figures within the electronic media industry and will address the challenges of steering organisations to success through the new media landscape.
Full details of all that IBC has to offer can be found on the IBC website www.ibc.org/register Registration through the IBC website guarantees you a place at one of the hottest events of the year and opens on 19 April.
IBC is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the content creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide.
Conference 8 – 13 September 2011
Exhibition 9 – 13 September 2011
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